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Analysis: US, Australia social network usage flat, New Zealand now the world’s biggest user of social networks?

Ross Dawson

While Air New Zealand is the 36th largest airline in the world, it ranks 6th in its social media presence.

Reviewing "The Social Network" - Constructing Grand Narrative

John Hagel

  Many who know Mark Zuckerberg and his company are upset about the inaccuracies in The Social Network.  We live in the midst of a social revolution and this movie represents the effort of mass media to make sense of the changes going on around them. The debate has begun.   Facts are not important. 

Growing a Bigger Brain with a Larger Social Network

Eide Neurolearning

To calculate your social network, fill out the Social Network Index here. But is having a bigger amygdala better?

From Social Networks to Communities

Kevin Wheeler

Home About Future of Talent Subscribe Over the Seas Thoughts on Recruiting, Learning and Other Things as I Ramble around the World From Social Networks to Communities by Kevin Wheeler on June 16, 2010 Social media and social networks are all the rage.  Here are some other characteristics of communities.

Introduction to Social Networking

Harold Jarche

Introduction to Social Networking. Online social networks facilitate connections between people based on shared interests, values, membership in particular groups (i.e., They make it easier for people to find and communicate with individuals who are in their networks using the Web as the interface.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

If you are interested in this, I will be doing a Virtual Presentation – Ten eLearning Predictions for 2010 that will be closely aligned with this post.

Location and social networking

George Siemens

Location is the hot topic in social networking. With FourSquare and Gowalla as early leaders (Facebook will respond shortly), location-based social networks are the next logical progression in social media. In a learning context, location-based social networking could be quite valuable.

The rise of social shopping in 2011: 7 examples of where it is going

Ross Dawson

Here are a few further thoughts on social shopping. Social media researcher Ross Dawson expects strong growth from social shopping services.

The Social Network Business Plan – Review

Harold Jarche

The Social Network Business Plan: 18 strategies that will create great Wealth by David Silver.

Top 10 posts of the year on social media

Ross Dawson

Some thoughts on why Australians are #1 globally on social media usage (from a slow start). Email use will be eroded by social media. 3.

7 Shifts: The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications

Ross Dawson

Melcrum recently released a report on How to use social media to solve critical communication issues , with as usual some great case studies and many practical insights. The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications. Email use will be eroded by social media. Social search will drive value. Enterprise 2.0

Map of the Decade, ExaTrends of the Decade, and the Zeitgeist for 2011

Ross Dawson

2.Every business and social activity is a form of media. Our social lives are manifestations of media. ORGANIZATIONS TO NETWORKS.

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

As always I do this by looking through eLearning Learning and related sites like Communities and Networks Connection. I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. It made me immediately think back to my first experience with an online session. There was zero feedback.

Vancouver is Home to Several ‘Social’ Rock Stars

Dan Pontefract

Although biased, I truly believe there is something in the water at the home of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Invoke Media (makers of Hootsuite ).

Harold Jarche » Interdependent Learning

Harold Jarche

Learnlets » Some accumulated thoughts… , on March 5th, 2010 at 21:32 Said: [.] " —Nassim Nicholas Taleb, PhD. Canada

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My Network is my Net Worth: A Personal Story

Dan Pontefract

It’s our network. My Network is indeed my Net Worth because without Jon (and countless others) I’m not growing as a person. logic.

Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt

Martijn Linssen

Of course they (should) add value to their company, but its not their company - they only (want and need to) belong to it Social is a Pull movement.


Jay Cross

Take advantage of  convergence of informal learning and social networks. The Big Question. What are your major plans for the year?

The Social Network: Disappointing

David Weinberger

I’m a big fan of Aaron Sorkin, but I saw The Social Network last night and was quite disappointed. The movie shows Mark Zuckerberg as affectless, arrogant, and without empathy or social graces. It’s not a bad movie, just disappointing, and a little long. The acting and editing were good. First, the movie is cliched.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Women in High-Tech.

Steve Denning

Looking at the movie, The Social Network , the answer would be a resounding no. already know the story.” Knowing the story is not enough.

Six steps to success in a world driven by cloud computing

Ross Dawson

Social networks I recently gave the keynote for an event series on cloud computing run by Telstra Business across five Australian cities. My keynote was followed by a presentation by Telstra's Chief Technology Officer Hugh Bradlow. The article is here, with the full text of my quoted 'Six Steps to Success' is below. Dawson.

Decentralized social networks

George Siemens

Diaspora is a concept at this stage, but is based on these important concepts (from the video): “We don’t need to hand our messages [and relationships] to a hub. We can talk directly to each other&# …&# Sharing and privacy are not mutually exclusive&#.

Data: What the Fortune Global 100 are doing (and not doing) on social media

Ross Dawson

A recent study from Burson-Marsteller looks in depth at what the Fortune Global 100 are currently doing on social media. Burson-Marsteller Global Social Media Check-Up 2012 from Burson-Marsteller. Overall, the data points to a high and increasing level of engagement with social media by large corporations.

Moving social networked learning forward

George Siemens

The Landing is a social network (based on Elgg) that we’ve deployed to increase social connectedness at Athabasca. I’ve posted a few thoughts on what needs to be done to move social networked learning forward I’ve mentioned Athabasca University’s Landing previously.

‘Social Business’ is Past Retirement Age

Andy McAfee

The single biggest group of books and articles we read, though, had to do with business as a social system. Social Network Theory, particularly Mark Granovetter’s 1973 paper “ The Strength of Weak Ties “ James MacGregor Burns’s ideas on leadership as collaboration, developed during the 1970s. In the 2.0

The 2010 IBM Global CEO Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

IBM recently released the 2010 Global CEO Study.  For the 2010 study , IBM held more than 1,500 face-to-face interviews with private sector CEOs (80%) and senior public sector leaders (20%) from 33 different industries spread over sixty countries. This is IBM’s fourth biennial CEO study since 2004.  It is also the largest. 

11 themes of the Zeitgeist for 2011

Ross Dawson

Networked or Not? Social News Curation. As such, I've taken out the Zeitgeist themes here, with the image and full text below.

Divorce spreads through social networks

Mind Hacks

A completely fascinating study published on the Social Science Research Network looked at how likely a marriage was to survive depending on who else in the social network was getting divorced. Divorce is the dissolution of a social tie, but it is also possible that attitudes about divorce flow across social ties.

Automated and Outsourced

Harold Jarche

Banning access to online social networks at work. How much time do we have to prepare people for the new revolution? Creativity. Passion.

Opening new common ground

Doc Searls

It has also lately enlarged its intrest to include Social CRM. Social CRM is the hottest topic in CRM. It’s free. Code talks.

We Get By with a Little Help from Our Friends. And Acquaintances.

Andy McAfee

In it, he highlights the real value of digital social networking tools like Facebook in our personal lives. Dunbar’s point in the Times piece was social networking software is still extremely valuable, though, becuase it lets us stay in touch with our true friends even as they move around the world. He writes.

Agencies must adapt to a marketing world based on open systems

Ross Dawson

He gave the keynote at the Future of Crowdsourcing Summit I ran in San Francisco and Sydney in 2010, and his agency was featured as a case study of crowd business models in my book Getting Results From Crowds. The post Agencies must adapt to a marketing world based on open systems appeared first on Trends in the Living Networks.

Flipboard and Social news curation hits the tipping point

Ross Dawson

Over the last six weeks they have taken social news curation to a new level. Tags: Future of media Social networks Twitter

Quotes from 2010

Harold Jarche

bduperrin “The more social you are you [the] more opportunities you get, the more busy you are, the less social you become.”. not synched with networked work”. Social capital” too. Networks. reactorcontrol “Tim Berners-Lee describes social networks as “vertical silos”, because they are not interoperable.


Workscape evolution

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

advocate filling the gap with support of social and informal learning. Tags: Informal Learning Social Tools

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21st Century L&D Skills

Charles Jennings

More recently, the social learning revolution has built on these to offer a new world of learning and development. So, what’s changed?

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

So, of course, I went to eLearning Learning and I looked at Wiki , Collaborative Learning with Wikis , Wikis and eLearning 2.0 , Wikis Corporate eLearning , Social Learning with Wikis , Wiki Security and a few others. I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions. How about math?

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Research Seminar: Social Networks and Learning

George Siemens

We’re only about a month away from the TEKRI-hosted doctoral seminar on Social Networks and Learning. We have a great list of presenters and research students lined up. If you’re interested in attending, registration is open. And, if you’d like to share with friends/colleagues, an event poster is also available (.pdf).

Getting More Value from Your Social Media

Kevin Wheeler

However, most organizations are operating without an overarching strategy that defines how to get a solid and visible return from their social media approaches.  Before social media will become a mature process for recruiting, we need to build appropriate strategies and measurements to gauge its success. Number converted to hires.

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Call for Papers: Connectivism – social networked learning

George Siemens

I’m looking forward to this special issue of IRRODL on connectivism – social networked learning. call for papers has been initiated. This will provide a good opportunity for supporters and critics of the theory to advance their views and research. Guess he’s a bit ahead of the times